Meeting & Event Planners

Find all the information you need for planning a meeting or event in Washington, DC

Why Washington, DC?

There are hundreds of reasons why Washington, DC is an ideal destination. Here are just 10 to inspire your next gathering right here.

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13 Unique Venues for Your Meeting in Washington, DC

The District is home to more than 130 hotel properties , most of which feature meeting space. If location is important to your group, check out the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC , the only property directly connected to the convention center. Or, if you prefer to meet among embassies and art...

Dinner Event at Washington National Cathedral - Unique Meeting Venue in Washington, DC
Knowledge Hub Industry Press Coverage

Matt Swenson of Connect features Washington, DC’s assets in the technology space as well as city developments and updates. Connect, Aug. 7, 2017 : Washington, DC: An Innovation Capital Greg Oates of Skift highlights DC in a report on “Inclusive Innovation,” and references Destination DC’s white...

Knowledge Hub Industry Press Coverage - Plan Your Next Meeting in Washington, DC
Success Stories

World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Meeting Year: 2021 Attendance: 5,000 Ambassadors: Dr. Gil Wernovsky and Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs General Session of the International Association for Dental Research Meeting Year: 2020 Attendance: 6,000 Ambassador: Leslie Zeck International...

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New & Renovated Venues

National Museum of African American History and Culture The newest free museum on the National Mall is devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture, housed in an eight-story building featuring 12 exhibitions across 400,000 square feet. The museum also...

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - Washington, DC
Hotels Coming Soon

The Pod Hotel – Winter 2016 245-room hotel in Penn Quarter Value pricing Two-level restaurant • • • The LINE – Spring 2017 220-room hotel in Adams Morgan Restaurants from award-winning chefs Erik Bruner-Yang & Spike Gjerde Indoor pool, sauna, steam room and event space • • • L’Enfant Plaza...

Canopy by Hilton and Hyatt House at the Wharf - Hotels Coming Soon in Washington, DC
Notable

CityCenterDC Spread across 10 acres downtown near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, CityCenterDC features a wealth of retail and dining options. Shops include Burberry, kate spade new york and Louis Vuitton, while restaurants like Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, DBGB Kitchen &...

CityCenterDC - Washington, DC
Welcoming International Visitors

Washington, DC welcomes all legitimate international travelers to meet in the nation’s capital. However, there’s no doubt that factors within the current administration’s policies are impacting the travel industry. Learn more about efforts with the U.S. Travel Association and other industry...

IPW Tradeshow Floor - IPW 2017 in Washington, DC
The 10 Largest Hotel Ballrooms in Washington, DC

Big meetings require a lot of space. While the Walter E. Washington Convention Center offers the city’s largest ballroom at 52,000 square feet, DC hotels also provide a trusted range of great options. If you’re looking for a luxury ballroom, a window-filled space or a venue based on location, then...

Marriott Marquis Meeting Space - Washington, DC
5 Social Media Tips for Convention Attendees in Washington, DC

Between the national landmarks, the award-winning dining scene and the vibrant mix of national and international cultures, DC is an exciting and unique meetings destination! With so much to see and do, here’s how to stay tuned in on social media so you don’t miss a thing:

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